BEAUTY KNOWHOW: Six new tool kit picks

These beauty tools are my latest favourites – they all play a part in my routine, says YOU’s beauty director Edwina Ings-Chambers. 

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Jean-Phillipe Woodland

Beauty Pie Uplifting Microcurrent Face Roller (£32.93 for members; £100 for non-members, is a solar-charged gadget that delivers a wonderfully relaxing shiatsu-style face massage. I couldn’t even feel the current.

I wear a silk sleep mask every night and I swear it reduces my morning wrinkles as it protects skin from pillow-induced creases. I’m currently obsessed by this limited-edition Slip Day Spa Sleep Mask (£50, and its accompanying fruity designs. 

Space NK make-up brushes (from £12, are vegan-friendly with handles made from sustainably sourced wood. Great for first-timers and professionals. 

Jillian Dempsey Gold Sculpting Bar (£185, is a Japanese-made, 24-carat-gold-plated vibrating tool that really does help to de-puff and bring definition to the face. Visit for a how-to video.

Real Techniques 212 Face and Body Blender (£14.99, This brush has dense, domed bristles that are ideal for buffing in body shimmers and bronzers to ensure even coverage. 

Beautifully crafted, with a walnut handle, the Susanne Kaufmann Obsidian Face Roller (£230, uses a obsidian stone (from the South Tyrol) which stays cool and is thought to have healing properties. Simple to use, and the generous-sized head feels effective. 

Column by Edwina Ings-Chambers. Beauty assistant: Alice Robertson.